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Scams: 3 Ways How To Stop Being The Victim Of Scammers

Stop Being The Victim! Scams – most of us have been scammed. You might prefer swindled, cheated or betrayed. It has happened to the majority of us at one point or another in our lives. These episodes usually involve a close friend, relative, a lover, a neighbourhood con artist or even a fraudulent pastor. Yes, you read correctly – pastor, minister of religion. Scammers.  That is a  word that my writing assistant does not recognise. So the red squiggly line appears beneath, screaming “warning, incorrect spelling or no such word

Repeat That: 5 Things Best Not To

Repeat Performances Yesterday, for the first in a long time I was really glad it was Friday. Every day of the week, every month, every season and every place that I have lived hold at least one thing special for me – so I am grateful for and would gladly repeat the experience of them. Despite this positive outlook on life that has become very much a part of my way of being, there are things that I would not like to repeat. Yesterday is one example but, here goes

Get Over Your Work Anxiety With These Tips

Sick To The Stomach On the way to the office, my stomach did the flip-flops. As we approached the main entrance, the police officer exited the booth and came along the driver’s door. “What’s your business Ma’am?” he asked of the driver. She told him that she was just the chauffeur, dropping me off for duty. I sat quietly listening to the exchange, too busy trying to control my need to puke to be disturbed by the unnecessary interrogation of the officer who was clearly new. For over six months

How To Use Your Gifts To Thrive Wherever You Are

Inspiring Words The English language has some words that when pronounced they immediately fill me with a sense of wellness. They inspire me to be more than I am as I enunciate them. ‘Thrive’ is one such word and as I did some dishes earlier, listening to a recording by my spiritual teacher, she used it. My thoughts for today’s post shifted immediately. Neelma Tashfeen wrote a beautiful article on “A Day In The Life of Three Pakistani Women,” that was planned for today. It is what you might call

Adele’s Pattern: A Journey To Redemption Pt. II

Angry Mother, Scared Children Missy and Lily did apologize which seemed to make their mother relax. Though she seemed to be her happy and loving self again as they ate their dinner, the girls felt a little different. They felt wary of her. They did not know if that would happen again or how to avoid it. But as all little kids do, they brushed it off and continued to be themselves. At least they did until the next time, a few weeks later. This time it started with a

4 Insidious Risks To Women’s Wellness That You Need To Know

Wellness: Anger And Emotions Management We will be continuing our short story series, “Adele’s Pattern: A Journey To Redemption,”  in our afternoon post. This story came about as Contributor, Alexis Ali, and I thought the issue of violence perpetuated by women is one that is hardly discussed with frankness and openness. We wish to support women who find themselves behind the fists, punching something or someone, not judge them. Unless we first acknowledge that there is a problem and then actively provide options or find them for ourselves to solve

Feminists, Young Women Will Not Listen If You Scream

Not Their Mother’s Life One thing that I have learned as a mother is not to attempt to rule or live my daughter’s life for her. On a scale of 1 – 10, one being showing distinct criminal tendencies and 10 being an angel, my daughter would get an eight. The thought of going to prison, especially as she visited a couple during my professional tour of duty – let us say – and had many opportunities to sit and chat with several of the residents in The Big House,

In Your 20’s? Here Are 10 Ways To Prep For Menopause Now

Prepping for the Big M I remember sitting in a developmental psychology class in my sophomore year of college and hearing my suspiciously Freudian-looking professor assure us that we were in the prime of our lives—young, healthy, strong, energetic—during our twenties, these things are at their peak. Rather than satisfaction, I felt absolute horror—the twenties were the golden years?! How could it all be downhill after that? It seemed unfair to get only a decade to enjoy only to start falling apart after that. That same year, I was at